Rajah MaplesReporter/Anchor/Producer

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School: Stephens College, University of Missouri-Columbia

Rajah received her bachelor's degree in mass communication from Stephens College, and her master's degree from the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia where she continued her doctoral studies.

Rajah started out reporting as an intern at KHQA and later worked as a producer's assistant at the "The Today Show" and WNBC in New York City where she worked with Katie Couric and other news talent. She reported and anchored at KMIZ (ABC-17) in Columbia, Mo. in addition to more training at KOMU.

Rajah also has served as news director of KWWC radio.

She's received awards from the Iowa Broadcast News Association, Illinois Broadcast Association and Missouri Broadcasters Association. She appeared on CBS' "The Early Show" in June 2008, reporting on the Mississippi River flooding.

Rajah covered protesting in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014. She's also covered the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

Rajah reported on Tri-State dignitary visits, including those of President Barack Obama, Prince Albert of Monaco, Stephen Covey and Mike Huckabee and Emmy-award winner Ed Asner.

Rajah is a member of the Illinois News Broadcast Association, Iowa Broadcast News Association, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Mid-America chapter of the National Television Arts and Sciences and Griffith's Leadership Society for Women at Mizzou. She also serves as a board member of the International Radio and Television Society based in New York City.

She also serves as a national chair on the Stephens College Alumnae Association Board and has taught communication students at the college level.